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The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely condemned ‘Deal of the Century’ overwhelmingly rejected by Palestinians.

With annexation on the horizon, Mahmoud Abbas has issued a familiar threat. But with an ill-prepared PA and so much at stake, will he really go through with it?

Palestinian leader Abbas threatens Israel security coordination

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Palestinian leader Abbas threatens Israel security coordination

Mahmud Abbas said Israeli annexation of any parts of the occupied West Bank would ruin chances for a two-state solution.

Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

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Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather ...

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

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Amnesty slams Palestinians' freedom of expression arrests

Amnesty International slammed the detentions as a "pattern of arbitrary arrests" of Palestinians for voicing their opinions.

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Annexation: Mahmoud Abbas threatens to cut agreements with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to cut all agreements with Israel and the US if annexation goes ahead.

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Drinking alcohol does not invalidate the fast: Egyptian cleric

Gomaa's remarks seem to invite misinterpretation and accusations of blasphemy, particularly as they come in the days preceding the month where ...

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Egyptian authorities abduct former child prisoner activist

Marwa had abandoned her past as a political activist a 'long time ago', according to her husband, but she has still been detained by the ...

Palestinian Authority slammed for sterilising Israeli patrol vehicle

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Palestinian Authority slammed for sterilising Israeli patrol vehicle

A volunteer with the Palestinian Authority sprayed an Israeli van bound with disinfectant, sparking online outrage. Fatah defended the ...

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Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after ...

Egypt declares full nationwide lock-down, night time curfew

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Egypt declares full nationwide lock-down, night time curfew

All movement, including private and public transport, will be halted from 7pm to 6am, as the Prime Minister warned of further measures if ...

Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

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Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

Iraq's powerful Iran-aligned power blocs, many of whom disapproved of al-Zurfi's relations with the US, will now name a candidate to replace him.

Israel protests Russian meeting with Islamic Jihad leader

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Israel protests Russian meeting with Islamic Jihad leader

Russia's foreign minister met with senior Islamic Jihad officials on Wednesday in Moscow, including the group's leader.

The missing revolution: Palestine's need for new leadership

Laura Albast

The missing revolution: Palestine's need for new leadership

Comment: Without modern leaders who can appeal to major powers, Palestine will continue to stand alone, writes Laura Albast.

Charlie Hoyle

The rise and fall of the South Lebanon Army

The return to Lebanon of Amer Fakhoury has reopened old wounds, casting light once again on the brutal legacy of the South Lebanon Army during and after the civil war.

Rakan Abed El-Rahman and Pam Bailey

Israel deprives thousands of Palestinians ID cards

Israel continues to retain control over who receives Palestinian IDs, along with many other aspects of daily life, such as travel.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah aids Iraqi militants following Soleimani death

Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah has been meeting with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by ...

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Iraq's Sadr dissolves 'blue caps' force after widespread backlash

Moqtada al-Sadr's 'blue cap's will be dissolved, the popular cleric said on Tuesday, after widespread backlash triggered by a deadly crackdown ...

Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet 'or face hell'

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Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet 'or face hell'

Sadr, a former militia leader with millions of devoted followers across the country, first backed the rallies but split with the movement by ...

Gerard Prunier

In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Comment: In reality, it is Hemedti, the brutal and cunning general who organised the harsh crackdown in Khartoum last June, who wields the real ...

Palestinians condemn Trump's 'Deal of the Century' peace plan

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Palestinians condemn Trump's 'Deal of the Century' peace plan

Thousands protested in both the Gaza Strip and West Bank on Tuesday ahead of the announcement of Donald Trump's Israel-Palestine peace plan.

Can Palestinians resist American and Israeli dictation?

Yousef Alhelou

Can Palestinians resist American and Israeli dictation?

Details of the controversial 'Deal of the Century' plan will be revealed in a historic event at the White House, but it's obvious that the deal ...

Shin Bet arrests Israelis for 'spying for Hamas'

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Shin Bet arrests Israelis for 'spying for Hamas'

Two Israelis were arrested after they were 'caught spying' for Hamas.

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